8 episodes

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is the name for a group of lung diseases that make breathing difficult. COPD affects at least 16 million people in the United States and over 250 million people worldwide – but the good news is that most people with COPD can live a full and healthy life! 
Created in collaboration with the COPD Foundation, the COPD Podcast is an engaging, narrative-style podcast miniseries for those living with COPD and the people who care about them. Told by people with lived experience of COPD, as well as health experts, the COPD Podcast answers common questions about COPD: including how our lungs work, how COPD affects them, and most importantly, how COPD can be managed.

Listen and follow the COPD Podcast on your favorite podcast player– and share the series with someone in your life! For informational purposes only. Please consult a registered health professional for advice.

COPD Podcast, by Health Unmuted Health UNMUTED

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

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COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is the name for a group of lung diseases that make breathing difficult. COPD affects at least 16 million people in the United States and over 250 million people worldwide – but the good news is that most people with COPD can live a full and healthy life! 
Created in collaboration with the COPD Foundation, the COPD Podcast is an engaging, narrative-style podcast miniseries for those living with COPD and the people who care about them. Told by people with lived experience of COPD, as well as health experts, the COPD Podcast answers common questions about COPD: including how our lungs work, how COPD affects them, and most importantly, how COPD can be managed.

Listen and follow the COPD Podcast on your favorite podcast player– and share the series with someone in your life! For informational purposes only. Please consult a registered health professional for advice.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    What is COPD?

    What is COPD?

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, affects millions of people around the world-- and millions more may be undiagnosed. So what exactly is COPD? In this episode, you'll get to know your lungs better, learn about symptoms and causes, risk factors, and more. And you'll meet John and Jan, who share their experiences living with and managing the disease.

    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources
    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    Disclaimer: The content provided in this podcast is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast. Reliance on any information provided by this podcast or its guests is solely at your own risk.

    • 18 min
    Kicking the Habit: Tips and Strategies to Quit Smoking

    Kicking the Habit: Tips and Strategies to Quit Smoking

    Smoking is the biggest risk factor for COPD, so the most important thing someone with COPD can do is stop smoking. Of course, this is much easier said than done! The good news is there are many strategies to help smokers kick their habit. We talk about them in this episode. Plus we learn how smoke affects the lungs and ask whether e-cigarettes are safe for people with COPD to use.

    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources
    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    Disclaimer: The content provided in this podcast is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast. Reliance on any information provided by this podcast or its guests is solely at your own risk.

    • 12 min
    Taking Control of COPD: Medication and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    Taking Control of COPD: Medication and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    COPD is a lifelong condition, but it doesn't have to be a progressive one. Changes to diet and exercise and treatments like medication and pulmonary rehabilitation can help keep COPD from getting worse. In this episode, we talk about treatments for COPD. Plus, what can babies, opera singers, and harmonicas teach us about breathing?

    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources
    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    Disclaimer: The content provided in this podcast is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast. Reliance on any information provided by this podcast or its guests is solely at your own risk.

    • 14 min
    Treating COPD: Oxygen Therapy and Late-Stage Interventions

    Treating COPD: Oxygen Therapy and Late-Stage Interventions

    Some people with COPD may need a little extra oxygen to help make breathing easier. This is called oxygen therapy, and we cover it in this episode. We'll also learn how to travel safely with oxygen and what to do if you ever feel insecure about wearing your oxygen in public. Plus, we review several treatment options for people with advanced lung disease. 

    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources
    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    Disclaimer: The content provided in this podcast is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast. Reliance on any information provided by this podcast or its guests is solely at your own risk.

    • 18 min
    Living Well with COPD

    Living Well with COPD

    John's diagnosis hasn't stopped him and his wife from doing all the things they love; life with COPD just looks a little different. In this episode, we learn why diet, exercise, quitting smoking, and other good habits are important to managing COPD. We also chat about pulmonary rehab, which has been life-changing for Jan and others. As always, we share resources to help you live your life on your terms.

    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources
    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    Disclaimer: The content provided in this podcast is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast. Reliance on any information provided by this podcast or its guests is solely at your own risk.

    • 16 min
    Managing COPD Exacerbations or Flare-ups

    Managing COPD Exacerbations or Flare-ups

    An exacerbation, or "flare-up," can look different for different people, like coughing fits, extreme tiredness, or fever. Practicing good health habits can help prevent flare-ups in the first place. But when you have a flare-up, it's important to get treated right away. In this episode, we'll answer questions like: what is the difference between a flare up and a "bad day"? How can you create a plan with your care team? And what can loved ones do to help?

    For links to resources and information covered in this series, visit our website at HealthUnmuted.com/resources
    What did you think of this episode? We’d love to hear from you. Please visit healthunmuted.com/feedback to let us know!

    Disclaimer: The content provided in this podcast is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast. Reliance on any information provided by this podcast or its guests is solely at your own risk.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Goosemommy ,

Great new podcast! I can’t wait to hear the next episodes!

This podcast was so informative. It was presented in simple, and easy to understand terms. I’m definitely passing this onto my mother-in-law who has COPD!

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